Sunday, January 27, 2008

My Hero

Ken gave us all a kiss and nervously stepped up to the security counter at our little local airport. He was on his way to get his mother to stay with us for 5 weeks. He isn't a "bad" flyer, he just gets a bit anxious. He can't board for another 20 minutes so the kids and I try to wave at him one more time through the security glass but he doesn't see us.

This next part is what Ken calls and tells me after he lands.

Ken boarded the plane and took his seat towards the rear. He got settled in and started to feel a little better about the flight. The attendents went through their preparations, did the exit speech, etc, etc...All of a sudden 3 men came rushing down the aisle.

One of them pointed and yelled at Ken, "YOU!"

Of course all heads turned to look at my 6'1" 260 lb husband.

"You need to come with us."

Ken gathered his things and followed the men.

"You were throwing off the balance of the plane, we need you to sit next to the wing." said the guy in a not so private voice.

I'm sure all the passengers let out a big sigh of relief that it wasn't a hijacker...just a fat guy! Okay, he's not really fat, just big. He was pretty embarrassed though. Trying to be a glass half full kind of gal I said, "Look at it this way, you saved every life on board. You're a hero!" I don't think he bought it.


Natalie said...

Ouch. From one nervous flier to another, I have to say being singled out like that would have made matters much worse for me.

Loral said...

I'm ROFLMBO!!!!! Jack asked, 'was the plane starting to tip' Poor Uncle Ken, how humiliating. But it pays off for us, with many years of chuckles :D

Fledgling said...



Poor guy.

Did they say, "Sit next to the wing. Sit perfectly still. Look straight ahead. Don't lean on the armrest. Make conversation only with 13C, NOT 13B or 13D. And, whatever you do, DO NOT reach for the in-flight magazine. You'll send us into a tailspin. Have a pleasant flight."??

Go, Ken, GO!


kboyer3 said...

ROFLMAO!!! Which is A can use all the laughing off it can get! (still waiting to start excercising...current excuse..."too cold outside") Next excuse "busy sewing"! Ha!

Poor Ken...good grief. At least he got the plastic egg of his head prior to the flight! :)


Nonni Ru said...

Don't pick on my Hero son-in-law!
At least he didn't have to fight off the flaming marshmallow frog!

Julie said...

Good God, what were the 3 of them thinking to approach him like that?

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

This is deliciously hilarious. Thanks for a fun read to end the day.

Ok, Where Was I? said...

I like your take on it--that he was actually a hero. Funny.

Joi said...

oh my lord Missy... that is hilarious! I love your quick whit!! hahaha

How embarrassing for your dh though.